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Acumen Overview

Burlingame, CA
201 to 500 employees
1996
Company - Private
Federal Agencies
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Acumen, LLC conducts policy research in support of federal, state, and local health care and social policy programs. We leverage our vast data resources to improve information available to policy makers on topics such as drug and vaccine safety; health insurance markets ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to improve the information available to policy makers who design health, welfare, education, and labor programs at all levels of government.
We are an organization that attracts, develops, excites and retains exceptional people.

Company Updates

  • We've expanded to LA! Acumen's newest office officially opened in Downtown Los Angeles in August 2019, with great amenities and views!

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Acumen – Why Work With Us?


Acumen, LLC conducts policy research in support of federal, state, and local health care and social policy programs. We leverage our vast data resources to improve information available to policy makers on topics such as drug and vaccine safety; health insurance markets; value-based purchasing; and health care fraud.

Acumen, LLC, in conjunction with its affiliated firm, The SPHERE Institute, offers policy makers a powerful policy analysis capability, providing specific, impartial advice, and context for policy debates.

Our work reflects our belief that policy makers, health care providers, and public should have the best available information upon which to base their decisions.

Policy Areas

Acumen’s research focuses on the areas of health, labor and social policy. In particular, Acumen has developed an expertise in topics such as: comparative effectiveness research, value-based purchasing, drug safety, drug pricing, expenditure forecasting, and outcomes measurement for various health, welfare, education and labor programs.

Clients

Acumen provides consulting and research services to national, state, and local governments, as well as to non-profits. We cater primarily to federal agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services.

Mission Statement


Our mission is to improve the information available to policy makers who design health, welfare, education, and labor programs at all levels of government.We are an organization that attracts, develops, excites and retains exceptional people.




Benefits at Acumen

We value our employees’ health and welfare and offer comprehensive benefits to meet the needs of all our employees. Our employee benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • Retirement Plans
  • Disability Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Legal Services
  • Paid Holidays
  • Personal Development Programs
  • Wellness Programs
  • Life/Accident & Disability Insurance

Project Leaders

Acumen’s project leaders are representative of our firm’s distinct technical skills and are responsible for overseeing the completion of project objectives. Our project leaders are dedicated in providing high quality products, working against time and resource constraints. 


Acumen Reviews

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    moving up is doable if you prove yourself. Environment is friendly. Great benefits

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Acumen Photos

Acumen photo of: Washington, D.C. Office, April 2019
Acumen photo of: View form the LA office.
Acumen photo of: Inside of the new LA office.
Acumen photo of: Kitchen area in the new LA office!
Acumen photo of: View from our new Los Angeles office.
Acumen photo of: To celebrate Earth Day, Acumen employees divided into teams to help clean up the Anza Lagoon next to our CA office. We appreciate everyone's help in making the area a little greener!
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Acumen Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Acumen (San Francisco, CA) in April 2020.

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    I applied online and received a data challenge in one month. Then, they scheduled a phone interview to discuss my answers/analysis for the data challenge. After that, they scheduled a video interview with three current analysts. The final round video interview is about 2 and half hours. I received the decline letter about one month later.

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Acumen Awards & Accolades

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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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